December 2, 2023

President asks ECP to propose dates for general elections

Election commission of Pakistan

Election Commission Turns to Bureaucracy for ROs Amidst Judiciary lack of response

Islamabad, 06 April 2022: The President’s Secretariat has asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP),  to propose date(s) for holding general elections within ninety days from the date of dissolution of the National Assembly i.e., 3rd April 2022, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of Pakistan.

In its letter, dated 5th April 2022, ECP has been conveyed that clause 5 (A) of the Article 48 and clause 2 of Article 224 of the Constitution provide that the President shall appoint a date, not later than ninety days from the date of dissolution of the National Assembly, for holding general elections to the National Assembly.

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In order to carry out the mandate of the Constitution of announcing the date of general elections, consultation with the Election Commission is required under Section 57(1) of the Elections Act, 2017, the letter stated.